Friday, October 16, 2015

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): The Hunt (The Hunt #1) by Andrew Fukuda


Welcome to The Friday 56, a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice.

These are the rules:
1. Grab a book, any book.
2. Turn to page 56, or 56% on your eReader.
3. Find any sentence (or a few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
4. Post it.
5. Add the URL to your post in the link on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post.


I'm also taking part in Book Beginnings, a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader.  The rules are pretty simple - you share the first sentence or so and your initial thoughts, impressions, or whatever else it inspires.  Don't forget to link up your post's url with Rose City Reader.



This week I'm spotlighting a book I've just started, The Hunt (The Hunt #1) by Andrew Fukuda.  The last couple of books that I have read were getting me into the upcoming Halloween spirit, so I thought I would keep that trend up.  This book is billed as The Hunger Games with vampires and I've heard some decent things about it so I figured I'd give it a shot.  So far, and based on these snippets, it sounds pretty promising.

Book Beginnings:

There used to be more of us.  I'm certain of this.  Not enough to fill a sports stadium or even a movie theater, but certainly more than what's left today.  Truth is, I don't think there's any of us left.  Except me.  It's what happens when you're a delicacy.  When you're craved.  You go extinct.

Friday 56:

Then I sense it.  A prick at the back of my neck: someone from behind is staring intently at me.  The last thing I do--I hear my father's voice instructing me--is turn around.  Moving so drastically while everyone else is stationary will only draw attention.  Unwanted attention, as if there were any other kind.

34 comments:

  1. Oh no! Not Hunger Games for Vampires! Do they fight each other to the death? Can they die?

    My Friday Quotes

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    1. More like the vampires hunt the remaining humans, by the sound of it! :)

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  2. I've been debating on reading this book for so long. Now I kind of have to. This sounds awesome!
    My Friday: Marie @ Pages to Explore

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  3. A great Book Beginning! I'm intrigued... :)

    My Book Beginnings post is here: https://rathertoofondofbooks.wordpress.com/2015/10/16/book-beginnings-16-october/

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    1. It just makes you want to keep reading doesn't it!

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  4. This is the first time I've seen this book - good choice for the month for sure! Thanks for visiting my blog! Here's My Book Beginning & Friday 56

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  5. I liked this one. I had an ARC of it a while ago. This week I am spotlighting a new book - Losers Take All by David Klass. Happy reading!

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  6. Wow. I sure don't want to be "craved". Well, if he's rich and good looking I suppose............. ;-) Please check out mine... http://tinyurl.com/LisaKsBookReviewsblog

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  7. The 56 has me wondering what is happening.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Amanda

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  8. Ooh, I hate that prickly feeling that someone is watching. This sounds like a chilling read. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “WHO DO YOU LOVE?”

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  9. I'm wondering whose thoughts we're reading in the opening -- a human? I'd keep reading to find out what has happened to the other "delicacies" and whether or not this one will survive.
    My Friday post features The Beach Walkers.

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    1. We're getting a human pov. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. This sounds like a nice book, thanks for sharing. :D

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  11. It's been a while, but I didn't really enjoy this one too much. Hope you have better luck!

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  12. Awesome cover art and chilling snippet!

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  13. I've had this on my kindle for a while now. You reminded me why I wanted to read it.

    Thanks for stopping by my post today:)

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  14. Ohhh...good one! Sounds like my type of book :)

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  15. Sounds like a zombie read!!! Love it. Happy weekend!

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  16. Luv the cover. Can't tell whether the father is a good guy or bad guy. Hope he's a good guy trying to save his daughter.

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    1. Father seems to be a good guy trying to save his son. :)

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  17. Hunger Games ... for vampire? Oh wow!

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    1. The concept caught my eye right off the bat! Thanks for visiting my blog. :)

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